The Running Thread

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Pancake » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:09 pm

Haven't been running for two years but signed up to do the Berlin half next April, better get those training boots on. I was planning to try to beat my PB (1.35.44) and maybe push for sub 90 but I'm going with a group of friends, the run starts at 8.30am on Sunday and it's inevitable that we'll drink too much on Saturday. Maybe I should run it in a costume, anyone ever done that? Bet it's awful. :dread:

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by Avon » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:52 pm

Spindash wrote:Image Sub-40 klaxon! Image

Bury 10k this morning, great race but tough, course outline is a valley shape and I went a bit too fast on the downhill at the start. Slowed down in the middle but kept the 40-minute pacer in sight, dug in on the uphill return and got past the pacer on the final straight as he was waving me home :wub: Came in at 39:54.


Fantastic, well done.

The greatest road race in the world took place this weekend http://www.spartathlon.gr/en and http://www.britishspartathlonteam.org

Definitely feeling some race envy but aiming to go back next year again.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Avon » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:57 pm

Pancake wrote:Haven't been running for two years but signed up to do the Berlin half next April, better get those training boots on. I was planning to try to beat my PB (1.35.44) and maybe push for sub 90 but I'm going with a group of friends, the run starts at 8.30am on Sunday and it's inevitable that we'll drink too much on Saturday. Maybe I should run it in a costume, anyone ever done that? Bet it's awful. :dread:


Run in fancy dress loads of times! Favourite was running a Half Marathon with a mate in the full Batman & Robin muscle suit carrying an 8 foot long batmobile we built before then doing a 100 mile race in the same costumes (without the batmobile)

Did London Marathon this year as dressed as Hulk Hogan as well. Had more cheers from 40 year old men than kids though...

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Pan » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:53 pm

Bham full marathon in two weeks and I’m laid up with a chest infection that has really strawberry floated the last fortnight of my training too.

Ho hum

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:00 pm

Didn't get into the London Marathon. What were the odds?! :( :slol:

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by satriales » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:10 pm

Mini E wrote:Didn't get into the London Marathon. What were the odds?! :( :slol:

I heard it was 1 in 22, but it might actually be 1 in 11 as there is a 50% drop out rate which they probably account for.

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by Mini E » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:35 pm

satriales wrote:
Mini E wrote:Didn't get into the London Marathon. What were the odds?! :( :slol:

I heard it was 1 in 22, but it might actually be 1 in 11 as there is a 50% drop out rate which they probably account for.


Yeah it was hugely unlikely to get in. Myself and three friends have all received our rejections today.

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by That's not a growth » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:26 pm

I got my rejection too, but I'm kinda ok with it, I don't think I have time to train for a marathon at the moment. Will try again next time anyway.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Bunni » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:29 pm

I* got in.

My friend applied for me and I'll be running as her.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by That's not a growth » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:13 pm

Manchester half completed in 1:54:36, so I'm well cuffed. Was going really well until about the 1:20 mark or so, then had a second wind, then the last 10 mins or so were horrible. My first half so it's expected the further I got through it the more difficult it would be due to my lack of experience. My goal was sub 2 hours so really happy.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:29 pm

Great work mate.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by satriales » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:31 pm

I went for a 'long' run today along a canal but stopped at 5 miles as I ended up in a field with loads of cows blocking the path. After slowly stealthing past them the next field had about 50 bulls! :fp:

I'll have to find a better route.

That's not a growth wrote:Manchester half completed in 1:54:36, so I'm well cuffed. Was going really well until about the 1:20 mark or so, then had a second wind, then the last 10 mins or so were horrible. My first half so it's expected the further I got through it the more difficult it would be due to my lack of experience. My goal was sub 2 hours so really happy.

Awesome job and great time!

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by That's not a growth » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:44 am

Thanks guys!

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Johnny Ryall » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:03 pm

satriales wrote:I went for a 'long' run today along a canal but stopped at 5 miles as I ended up in a field with loads of cows blocking the path. After slowly stealthing past them the next field had about 50 bulls! :fp:

I'll have to find a better route.


This is the issue I'm having living in a small town. The 2 routes I used in summe have sections of pitch black/no lighting at night. I had to slow right down to a fast walk on Friday to make sure I wasn't going to run into potholes.


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